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Living Library

The Living Library enables people with diverse backgrounds or unique life experiences to voluntarily share their personal histories and allow for questions and conversation. The goal of the Living Library is to challenge stereotypes and prejudices through open dialogue. Living Libraries are safe and neutral spaces where difficult questions can be asked and answered! 

We are recruiting speakers for the event on March 7-9!!

Guidelines

  • Speakers will share their story and answer questions from their listeners. Sessions run about an hour. The Living Library team can help you prepare or practice for your session in advance.
  • Speakers meet with 1 to 5 listeners at one time. This can increase depending on the comfort of the Speaker.
  • Speakers can choose not to answer a question or may end a conversation if they choose. 
  • If you have any questions, please send us an email and a member of the committee will get back to you.

We plan to host another Living Library event March 7 -9, 2023. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application below. A member of the committee will be in touch shortly.

Adapted from:

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training. (n.d.). The four i's of oppression. Retrieved from http://www.grassrootsfundraising.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/THE-FOUR-IS-OF-OPPRESSION-1.pdf

Myers, A, & Ogino, Y. (n.d.). Power, privilege, and oppression. Retrieved from http://www.scrippscollege.edu/xbk/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/files/Power-Privilege-and-Oppression.pdf

Vaccaro, A. (2013). Building a framework for social justice education. In L. M. Landreman (Ed.), The art of effective facilitation: Reflections from social justice educators (pp. 23-44). Sterling, VA: ACPA.